Mary Jane G. Paquin, age 92, of Madison passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 13, 2023. She was born on December 18, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Joseph and Mary (McIntyre) Gallagher and graduated from Little Flower High School.
When not raising her family, she was employed at Bell Telephone, Hallmark and Higbees. Mary Jane was a devoted wife, mother, and sister. She was married to the love of her life, the late Joseph Paquin, for 60 years and together they raised six children. She took great pride in her family and her children are grateful for the long life they were able to enjoy with her. A devout Catholic, she regularly attended daily mass up until her death. Her faith was an inspiration to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Throughout her life Mary Jane was involved in various community organizations, but especially enjoyed the Red Hat Society and the Christ Child Society.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Margaret (“Peggy”) Rothwell, and older sister, Ann (“Nancy”) Coyne. Though separated by distance in later life, the Gallagher sisters were always together in spirit and in love. Mary Jane is survived by her adoring children, Cynthia Phillips of Vicksburg, Michigan, Joseph (Betsy) of Evanston, Illinois, Mary Ann (Michael) Sinclair of Savannah, Georgia, T.J. (Suzanne) of Perry, Ohio, Shelly (Brad) Carlin of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and Mark (Kris) of Orange, California; 13 Grandchildren; and 6 Great-Grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Church, 2846 Hubbard Road, Madison, Ohio. Fr. Sean Donnelly will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Christ Child Society of the Western Reserve.
The Behm Family Funeral Home of Madison is assisting the family with arrangements.
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